Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene Disaster Preparedness


Last update: -11 Feb 2014 at 2135 hrs. / 9:35 pm.  

Joseph in the Bible

Preppers and survivalists have been around saving the day since the beginning of time. In Genesis 37-50, Joseph sees trouble coming and prepares for seven years. At the end of seven years, a severe drought and famine hit that last for the next seven years. Because of Joseph’s preparations, Egypt survived the drought and famine and was able to help the surrounding nations.

Founding Fathers

With the Constitution and Bill of Rights, our Founding Fathers pushed responsibility from the Federal government down to the individual citizen and promoted a survivalist/prepper mentality. They did it with the 2nd and 4th Amendments, they did it by example (Washington leading a mostly barefoot army across the Delaware), and they did it throughout their writing.


                                                              Proverbs 10:14

      "Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction"                        

  The following information will assist you in making decisions when confronted with an impending natural or man made disaster. The church does not set policy, but provides information and assistance for evacuations or shelter in place. Information in this packet may change from time to time as information changes in the public sources from which it is derived. When evacuating due to impending man made or natural disaster, evacuees should travel a minimum of 150 miles outward from the targeted area should time permit.   Should there be no time for evacuation, shelter in place will make more sense. 

                                                            Luke 11: 33-34

"But  a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, had compassion."

 "So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal,  brought him to an inn, and took care of him." 

  The training offered is to be for individuals and families so they may be able to survive an incident and to be able to assist your neighbors and your community.


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                                             Before you evacuate

Make sure that you list all valuable household items on an inventory by brand name, serial number, and if possible a digital picture of each item. Do the same with jewelry.  Once an inventory is completed, place it in your safe or in your disaster go kit. For more information about how to make an inventory and on what format contact your Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Dave Ortiz.

 Notify your next of kin before you leave and provide an address and/or contact information for your relocation site.